Oklahoma took another step toward modernizing its alcohol laws.
I guess it is better to respect that everyone has a right to his or her own opinion, and move to where it is easy to get into a harmonious groove. Peace is more important than being right or having our own way, regardless.
If we can get through those times with continued decreasing numbers, that may be the true indicator that we are finally on our way to defeating this virus.
We knew it was going to happen, and now it is. The bill for the prolonged and unprecedented arctic freeze we had in mid-February is coming due.
If there is anything good that has come out of the pandemic, it is reflected in a Pew Research poll that found 28% of Americans say the pandemic has strengthened their religious faith and 41% report it has strengthened their family bonds.
Surprise medical bills are all too common for Oklahomans today. It is nearly impossible to know how much a medical service or procedure will cost beforehand. Oklahoma families are left in the dark until weeks or months later when the piles of different bills arrive from the surgeon, the anes…
The ongoing local story about a Hunter man who shot a woman after she removed a Nazi flag from outside his home last summer could qualify for a listing on Oklahoma’s Weirdest Happenings. The story has taken an another twisted turn with news this week that she suing him for her injuries.
When I decided to accept the position of publisher and editor of the Enid News & Eagle, one of the primary reasons for my decision was my desire to drive more conversation about why communities still need a vital and reliable local newspaper.
What a gift it is to be born with an outlook toward the bright side of things. And if not so by nature, what a triumph of grace to be made thankful through a renewed heart. It is so much more comfortable and rational to see what we have to be thankful for and to rejoice accordingly, than to have our vision forever filled with our lacks and our needs. Happy are they who possess a grateful heart. Blessings may fail and fortunes vary, but the thankful heart remains.
If legislators want fewer citizen-led petitions, they need to work harder on the serious needs at hand instead of kicking the can down the road.
It will be important to get the operational details done correctly in order to assure the scooters are a successful and enjoyable addition to our community.
The bottom line is that we must have a system that is financially efficient and delivers the health outcomes we all desire.
The pandemic has taught all of us that we have to work together and sometimes work harder with state agencies to get our needs met than we were used to pre-pandemic.
While we know the topic of masks and mandates is an emotional one, we hope the Enid City Commission votes to extend the current mask requirement during the city commission meeting tonight.
Cabin fever is like any other illness where you treat the symptoms to cure the disease. I stay busy and catch up on sleep and talk on the phone and feed the little hungry birds daily.
These are extraordinary times, and we must continue to adapt to keep people safe. In a perfect world, we would want all public bodies to meet in person in front of the public, but we also understand the need to keep people safe.
A researcher from the University of California found couples who used personal pronouns like we, our and us when discussing a conflict in their marriage fare better than those whose speech is littered with words like I, you and me.
We want to encourage people again to pay attention to the weather and be prepared for bitterly cold temperatures and possible heavy snow.
I really didn’t know what to expect after I got a call from the Garfield County Health Department to tell me I could come in and get my vaccination a day early, but I made a beeline to the mall after the call.
Ignorance, fear and hatred. Or, understanding, empathy and love. The Legislature will make its choice. And each of us also much choose between these two paths.
If the president was truly interested in environmental leadership, he wouldn’t have signed this executive order but instead would have worked with the Canadian government and other stakeholders to continue ensuring the construction of the safe and reliable Keystone XL pipeline.
There’s incontrovertible truth in that message. We sin. We are dust. If the experience of everyone who’s gone before us holds true, we also will return to that dust. That’s truth. But there is hope beyond that truth.
Oklahoma Corporation Commission officials and leaders in the oil and gas industry learned a lot about induced seismicity during the years when earthquake activity climbed dramatically.
Heroism doesn’t have to be a dramatic act. Anything you do for somebody else, especially those who can’t do anything in return, makes you a hero. So go out and be someone’s hero today.
I take being a citizen seriously, with a responsibility to live my life the right way, the way I was brought up in a small town. I take understanding how things work seriously.
The numbers point to what me must do: continue social distancing, wear a mask, wash your hands often, and get vaccinated as soon as you are able. Stay the course for now, and someday soon we’ll be healthy enough to live our lives more relaxed and safely.
The most spectacular phase in this writer's humble opinion is the crescent, when just a sliver of Luna hangs like a cloaked figure in the night sky.
Both men cared about this community and did many things to make it a better place to live. They also did it without seeking the recognition for themselves.
Kudos to the Garfield County Health Department workers and numerous volunteers working diligently to administer COVID-19 vaccinations at Oakwood Mall, and also thanks to the community groups and individuals who have contributed to providing lunches for these hard-working people.
Is it any wonder there is so much confusion between generations today? But we survived and this generation and the next, and the next will also.
What we hope from here on out is for people — both elected officials and members of the public — to remain civil. We don’t expect everyone to agree on all issues, but we can expect people to act like adults.
So a return to something approaching normalcy does not appear imminent. Thus we lurch along, watching the numbers grow, trying to stay safe, trying to get a shot, or not, and we wonder when, if ever, the good old days will return.
For a period of time, in the late 1900s, Neptune did become the farthest planet from the sun. According to Starchild, a NASA website for young astronomers. Pluto’s orbit actually crosses Neptune’s "for 20 years out of every 248 years."
People’s property is at stake. Enid Fire Department said firefighters would have adequate water to start fighting a fire and rescue people but not enough water pressure in these areas to fight a sustained structural fire.
Our personal virtue, and our jealous guardianship of its sanctity, is an absolute prerequisite to inspiring and demanding virtue in others, and ultimately altering society’s course to a more favorable heading.
In just eight days of the new regime, our nation is at a perilous tipping point. Vengeful, attention-distracting political show trials and attacks on our “constitutionally protected rights” is not a promising start.
This Week's Circulars
ENID - The services for Katherine Norman, 69-year-old Enid resident, are currently pending under the direction of Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home.
HUNTER - The Mass of Christian burial for Nena Dupus, 63-year-old Hunter resident, is 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 6, in St. Francis Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home.
June 12, 1959 - March 2, 2021 Carla Annette Maddox, 61, died March 2, 2021, in Bethany, OK. She is survived by her daughters, Grace and Jamie. Private services will be Saturday, March 6, 3:00 p.m. in Rose Hill Burial Park. To leave condolences, go to www.mercer-adams.com.
- UPDATED: Air Force relieves Danielson as wing commander at Vance
- Grant County man convicted of 6 child sex charges
- NOC cleared to resume classes after emailed threat
- Sale of downtown hotel imminent following city agreement transfer
- Concerns about Danielson raised in 'last 30 days'
- Police arrest man after 2nd pursuit this week
- Ringwood man pleads guilty in baby's death
- OHP investigating fatal trooper-involved shooting in Vici
- UPDATED: Woodward community mourns loss of 6 in fire
- Enid resident 1 of 59 COVID-related deaths reported by OSDH Saturday